Intel has launched its new SSD 313 series of SSDs built with caching in mind. This new series of SSDs have been updated with Intel's newest 25nm SLC NAND flash memory and is meant to replace the current SSD 311 series. The SSDs feature Intel's Smart Response Technology to enhance storage I/O caching by transferring often-used disk information to themselves; hence, allowing the computing system to enjoy the storage capacity of the HDD with speedy access to information stored on the SSD.
Intel SSD 313
Intel SSD 311
|Codename||Hawley Creek||Larson Creek|
|NAND||Intel 25nm SLC||Intel 33nm SLC|
|Interface||SATA 3Gbps||SATA 3Gbps|
|Controller||Intel PC29AS21BA0||Intel PC29AS21BA0|
|Form Factors||2.5-inch, mSATA||2.5-inch, mSATA|
|Random Read||36,000 IOPS||33,000 IOPS||37,000 IOPS|
|Random Write||3,300 IOPS||4,000 IOPS||3,300 IOPS|
According to the online specifications, the new series is available in 2.5-inch and mSATA form factors; however, the SSDs feature the older SATA 3Gbps interface. The 20GB variant offers sequential read and write performance up to 220MB/s and 100MB/s, respectively, while the 24GB variant offers 160MB/s and 115MB/s. Compared to the 311 Series, write speed on the 20GB unit has been increased by 30MB/s; however, the 313 SSDs have slower random read IOPS than the 311. The 24GB model does offer better random 4KB writes at 4,000 IOPS compared to 3,300 IOPS for the 20GB models.